Monday, April 11, 2011

Henrietta's Second Egg

Henrietta's Second Egg by rudimyers
Henrietta's Second Egg, a photo by rudimyers on Flickr.

I labeled this second egg, because the first one broke. I wondered why Henrietta was hanging out in the corner of our back porch. I happened to look down today and saw the remains of an egg. I guessed that either Henrietta or Bob stepped on it. Since we don't have a large enough coop, I grabbed a banker's box, put it in the corner (where Henrietta had been hanging out), and put hay in it. Henrietta moved in right away! I checked about twenty minutes later, and saw an egg between her eggs. Good job Henrietta!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Chickens Go Exploring

Bob by rudimyers
Bob a photo by rudimyers on Flickr.

Bob and Henrietta really started exploring the yard recently. We fenced in an area behind our house (6000 square feet). The birds have been staying around the back porch and fig tree. I think the clover is too enticing.

I caught Bob and Henrietta wandering in the far corner behind the garage. They are very happy birds!


Sunday, March 20, 2011

Let Me In

Let Me In by rudimyers
Let Me In a photo by rudimyers on Flickr.

Bob and Henrietta discovered the back porch yesterday. Today, they were on it some more and even perched on top of the rocking chair. Bob kept looking in through the glass back door. He even pecked on the glass once!

No, Bob. You can NOT come in.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Little Old Man

Heading Toward Mom by rudimyers
Heading Toward Mom a photo by rudimyers on Flickr.

This little orangutan made me smile. He played with hay and then took a stroll toward Mom. Later, he stuck his arm in what looked like a large oatmeal container. I could have watched him all day long.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Framed Moon

Framed Moon by rudimyers
Framed Moon a photo by rudimyers on Flickr.

I took my younger son for a second walk to the park today. As we went, I noticed the moon just as I was getting near a Palmetto tree. Viola! Nature creates the South Carolina symbol.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Primary Bottle

Primary Bottle by rudimyers
Primary Bottle a photo by rudimyers on Flickr.
This is my fourth oil painting. I put three bottles on a brown wicker tray. I decided to exaggerate and draw them extra large. I placed red and yellow construction paper behind the bottles because I wanted a colorful background and needed the paper to help draw the distortion/reflection. Please let me know what I can do to improve. Thank you!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Sam I Am

Sam I Am
Originally uploaded by rudimyers
Today, the first graders celebrated Dr. Seuss in high style. Each child could pick a favorite Seuss character and dress up. My older son chose to dress as Sam I Am. We originally bought a St. Patrick Day type of hat, but my husband found a red hat later. My son very intelligently put the red hat on the St. Patrick on to make a Sam I Am type of hat. He is holding green eggs and ham.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Taking a Dirt Bath

Originally uploaded by rudimyers
Bob and Henrietta are growing up fast. Bob is becoming quite a handsome fellow, and both birds are very solid.

I walked outside to snap a photo of the two and found them wallowing in the dirt. They had scratched themselves a nice spot right next to the back porch. This is the best clear shot. They were way too busy, and I have a few blurry shots as they wallowed and wallowed to their hearts' content.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Bee Bind Mice

Bee Bind Mice
Originally uploaded by rudimyers
My younger son came into the dining room while I was taking pictures of my painting. He turned on the piano, started playing notes, and sang Bee Bind Mice. I think I will have to sign him up for lessons since he enjoys the piano so much. The cutest part was him turning pages in the hymn book before starting another song.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Snow Journey - More Work Done

This is my third oil painting. I am learning as I go and realizing snow is ... well, just durn hard to paint. Unfortunately, I will be out of town until Sunday. Maybe that will be a good thing as I can look at this with fresh eyes at that time.
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